Located only 45 minutes from the bustle of the Triad, the town of Elkin moves at a more relaxed pace. You’ll find that people take time to stop and chat, tell a story or two in this quiet little town of 4,000 gentle folks here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many inhabitants have wonderful stories to share (just ask them!) about old Elkin’s environs and how it’s inhabitants worked at the local textile giant, Hugh Chatham Mill, established in 1880. The Mill grew and prospered from the railroads inroad to this part of the county. The historic bridge across the Yadkin River is a testament to Elkin’s former glory days.
Now that the textile industry has pretty much closed its doors in the Carolinas, this former company town has not stood still but rather reinvented itself as “The Gateway to the Wine Country of the Yadkin Valley.” Downtown Elkin is undergoing a commercial revival and Main Street offers a diversity of unique boutiques, shops, restaurants and galleries.
Places to dine, shop, relax and lift your spirits (cultural or otherwise) are only steps away from one another! We invite you to spend some time in our beautiful little township, chat with our gracious people, and stay awhile.
The immediate Elkin area and surrounding counties support over a dozen wineries.
While you’re in our part of the country, why not make a weekend of it! “Celebrate Elkin” each month from June to December with performances held in front of the old Reeves Theater!
Once you’ve explored Elkin, you may want to continue your journey up the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway www.blueridgeparkway.com, and Stone Mountain State Park, only a 20 minute drive up Hwy 21. Stone Mountain has got to be one of the most breathtaking state parks in the NC park system. If you’re strong of leg, the hiking trails up the granite face lead to a spectacular reward at the top: a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s peaks and valleys. Or enjoy the day trout fishing, stream wading, picnicking and less strenuous hiking.
Dining On Main Street, Elkin
Twenty One & Main
Restaurant - Wine Bar
102 E. Main Street
Fine dining in an old hardware store building
Royall’s Soda Shop – across the street from Brushy Mountain Winery
Featuring the world’s best hot dog, salads, hand-dipped ice cream, simple soups and sandwiches.
Open for lunch.
Fiddle's Pub – on Main Street. Open 7 days a week, 11:00 until 11:00
Excellent beers and sandwiches. Next door to Blue Ridge Chocolates
Dining Off Main, in Elkin
Dodge City (under new management)
Casual dining - lunch and dinner
2001 N. Bridge St. 336.526.2900
Kitchen Roselli Restaurant
105 E. Main Street, East Bend, NC
Excellent restaurant at Flint Hill Vineyards, six miles south of East Bend
Dewey's Thai Cafe
642 North Bridge Street, Elkin
Classic Thai menu
Shop and Browse on Main Street
Diana’s Book Store – adjacent to Brushy Mountain Winery
Friendly service by owner Cecily creates a warm atmosphere conducive to
small tables for coffee sipping too!
1215 W. Main St. 336.835.3142
Fine women’s clothing
Yadkin Valley Craft Guild
Fine handmade crafts in clay, wood, fabric, paper, glass and other mediums. Open Monday – Saturday.
Collectibles and recycled ‘antiques’ in the shop on Main with lots more behind the store
Circle of Friends Yarn Shop
Huge selection of yarns, instruction books, classes offerred
John Furches Gallery
Located next door to Brushy Mountain Winery.
Fine paintings and prints
Yadkin Valley General Store
At the far end of Main Street, under the old bridge
102 E. Main St. 336.835.1426
Ivy Ridge Gift Shop
Interesting gift items for the whole family
Blue Ridge Chocolates
Imported and custom chocolates
The Spa at North Bridge Street
Just a few blocks off Main St., this full service spa will soothe your body, mind and soul
625 N. Bridge St., Elkin
Nearby Wineries —
Members of The Upper Yadkin Wine Trail
Elkin Creek Winery
French varietals, Italian varietals
318 Elkin Creek Mill Road
Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery
225 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road
McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks
315 Thurmond Road, Thurmond
Other Nearby Wineries
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin
Home Coming B&B
608 N. Bridge Street, Elkin
Frog Holler Cabins
564 E. Walker Road, Elkin
(Located on the grounds of Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery)
The Vineyard Cabin
This charming and secluded cabin set amongst the vineyards of owners
Gray and Pam Draughn is well worth the 35 minute drive from Elkin.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, located only 20 minutes from Brushy Mountain Winery.
One of the world’s most scenic byways — www.blueridgeparkway.com
Elkin Municipal Park
Hwy 268, Elkin
25 acres encompasses walking trails, outdoor swimming pool, lighted tennis courts.
Stone Mountain State Park
Roaring Gap, NC
Gorgeous views, hiking trails, fly fishing, picnicking, great rock climbing http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo
Foothills Arts Council
Visual and Performing Arts in historic house on Church Street, just off Main
Yadkin Arts Council and Cultural Center
Visual and Performing Arts in historic house on East Main Street, Yadkinville